FPA Profile The Financial Planning Association ( FPA ) is the membership association for nearly 30, 000 CFP professionals, financial planners, specialists and organizations dedicated to advancing the financial planning process. FPA of Minnesota is a dynamic association with over 780 members. FPA believes that everyone needs objective advice to make informed financial decisions and that when seeking the advice of a financial planner ; the planner should be a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER licensee. Our members are committed to honesty, integrity, and open communication. Through the spirit of service, we foster stewardship and the development of recognized knowledge and competence. FPA of Minnesota Vision Statement The primary aim of FPA is to benefit the public by helping to ensure that financial planning is delivered through competent, ethical financial planners. FPA is the community that fosters the value of financial planning and advances the financial planning profession. The FPA aim is achieved through its objectives: Advance brand awareness for professional financial planners, building the CFP certification as the hallmark of the brand. Define and effectively communicate a common understanding of the discipline of personal financial planning and the benefits of its use. FPA's Corporate membership consists of firms who have products and services that are appropriate for financial planners as well as financial planning broker-dealers who find value in having access to other Corporate members as well as to FPA's individual members. FPA of Minnesota Mission Statement The Financial Planning Association of Minnesota champions the value of the financial planning process and advances the financial planning profession with the CFP mark as its cornerstone. FPA of Minnesota seeks to: Provide educational and networking opportunities to assist members in their efforts to achieve personal and professional fulfillment ; Help people recognize the value of the financial planning process as a way to achieve their goals and dreams.